If you’ve ever spent time in the great state of Louisiana, you understand full-well just how diverse and rich the region can be in terms of its citizens, culture, and economy. The area is heavily influenced by several cultures, including French, Haitian, and Spanish, just to name a few. And as varied as Louisiana culture can be, their economy takes the cake in terms of what it brings to the table.
The state’s economy has always been based primarily on agriculture, with cotton production as one of the largest crops. Sugarcane, rice, soybeans, and grains are other significant contributors. However, with other states taking on heavier agricultural production in recent years, the state has added other fields to the mix. For example, chemical production, including petroleum and sulfur, is a large industry in the Pelican State.
And despite the vast differences in how these industries operate, they all rely on one crucial aspect to keep their businesses running and flourishing. And that aspect is metal buildings. Steel structures give these industries the strength, flexibility, and room they need to prosper.
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Shed Girls is proud to provide premium metal buildings no matter where you call home. We have many building styles and types to meet any application or need. And to give you a better idea of the different types of structures we have to offer, we’ve put together a list to help show you the different products we offer.
This is a blanket term used to describe any metal structure that’s used for commercial purposes. They can be anything from smaller equipment sheds to large industrial buildings.
Cars and trucks are expensive! That’s why it’s essential to take proper care of them with a metal carport. These structures keep harmful UV rays, rain, high winds, and debris from damaging your vehicles.
When a carport isn’t quite enough to get the job done, you need the dependability of a metal garage. These enclosed spaces provide even more protection for your automobiles. They even offer room for storing valuables and equipment from nasty weather!
Equine enthusiasts, ranchers, and farmers all enjoy the benefits of metal barns regularly. These adaptable structures can be built to include stalls, large doorways, and everything you’d need to comfortably house your hooved friends.
These structures are much like carports, except they’re built to accommodate larger vehicles like RVs, motorhomes, and buses. They’re often constructed taller and broader than traditional carports.
Garages and sheds aren’t all we do, you know! Our buildings can be finished with insulation and drywall, transforming them into a space that’s indistinguishable from a traditional stick-built structure. These building types are great for extra living quarters, mother-in-law suites, or guest houses.
With Louisiana being located in the deep south, the region often sees its fair share of violent weather patterns. Thunderstorms, flooding, and hurricanes are just a few events that regularly occur in the Pelican State.
In addition to the weather, pests are a major concern in the region. Termite infestations cause upwards of $300 million in damages each year. In Louisiana’s humid climate, these pests are just one of many that can wreak havoc on wooden structures. And that’s precisely why so many citizens of Louisiana have turned to metal buildings to keep their vehicles and possessions safe. Steel structures are naturally resistant to rust, mold, mildew, and even pests.
But simple protection is only a part of what makes metal buildings such a vital part of the state of Louisiana. Many industries from agriculture to chemical production utilize metal buildings due to their strength, customizability, and the sheer square footage they offer.
Agricultural businesses such as produce and dairy require refrigerated facilities to keep their products fresh until they reach the market. Alternatively, chemical production companies require large-scale facilities to house their operations. And simply put, wooden structures can’t provide these features while competing with metal building prices.
We’ve mentioned just how versatile our metal buildings can be. But, no matter the application, these structures are ready for the job. To give you an idea of just how adaptable our metal buildings are, we’ve compiled a list of some great uses for metal buildings.
Did you know that over 80% of all new commercial construction are comprised of steel structures? There’s a reason every major retailer uses custom metal buildings for their stores. They’re easy to construct and can be completed in a fraction of the time compared to wooden alternatives.
The agriculture industry relies on metal buildings due to their versatility the sheer space they provide. These structures are often used to store food supplies, animals, and heavy equipment from the elements. They’re also made to last for years longer than wooden options.
If you own an industrial company, you likely need plenty of space. And metal buildings have that in spades. Like our clear-span buildings, these structures can be installed to provide enormous amounts of open square footage without the need for support columns. This is perfect for industrial spaces like warehouses and manufacturing plants.
By finishing your structure with insulation, drywall, and some coats of paint, they can be turned into just about anything. So, whether you're hoping to add a friendly home office to your property or you want a true-blue office building, you’ve come to the right place.
Having too much stuff seems to be a common experience for many people. And one of the best ways to keep your home clean and free of clutter is using a metal building for storage space. These buildings can keep your important possessions safe and free from the elements.
A noteworthy part of buying a new metal building comes down to its size. What size do you need? Before you pull the trigger, it pays to have a careful understanding of just how much square footage you’ll need to store your things. To help give you an idea of what sizes might be right for you, we’ve put together a list of some of our most popular building sizes.
Our prefab metal buildings are strong, and highly customizable. You can choose from different sizes, doors, and windows, including roof style and colors to suit your needs. To show you just how many aspects of your building are customizable, we’ve put together just a few of the options available to you:
Shed Girls is proud to offer many metal buildings and roofing options. But to help you determine which roofing system you’ll need, we’ve put together an informative list below:
There are many different types of metal buildings available on the market, but not all of them are created equal. However, if you buy a building that’s certified, you can rest assured it’s going to stand up to almost anything.
The certification system rates buildings based on their structural integrity against violent weather. Traditionally, these buildings are tested for strength against winds, snowfall, and seismic activity in most regions of the US.
There are also non-certified buildings available. These structures may be perfectly constructed but are not guaranteed to stand up against the elements. This can become an issue if you expect your new structure to be a permanent fixture of your property, as most local building inspectors require buildings to be certified to pass inspections.
It’s no surprise that our buildings offer many benefits over wooden alternatives. To illustrate this, we’ve put together some of our favorites:
Compared to wooden structures, metal buildings can be built in a fraction of the time, making them the go-to solution for many commercial businesses due to their fast construction.
Metal buildings installed by Shed Girls are designed to last for years longer than traditional wooden structures.
Due to our buildings being naturally resistant to rust, mold, and mildew, you won’t ever have to worry about costly repairs and maintenance. Simply keep your roof clean of debris, and it will last for decades.
Did you know that, on average, our buildings cost up to 50% less than wooden options?
Our structures are rated to withstand temperatures of up to 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit! That’s hotter than most house fires can reach, assuring that your items will stand a far better chance of surviving in the event of a fire.
Buying a new steel structure is a massive investment of time and finances! That’s why it’s vital to perform your due diligence to make sure you get the building you require. Here are some essential things to consider before purchasing your building:
1. Understanding Building Regulations
Having a solid grasp of all the regulations and permits you’ll require for your metal building will help streamline your construction process. Failure to secure the necessary permits can result in significant fines and even the removal of your structure entirely.
Your foundation is one of the most critical aspects of your structure. Before the installation, you’ll want to make certain your foundation is level and fully cured, regardless of whether you’ve chosen a soil, asphalt, or concrete foundation.
Having a clear concept of your budget can save you time, money, and a ton of heartache. To this, you’ll want to have a solid understanding of how much your project will cost to complete.
Are you a fan of weekend projects? Do you have a background in construction? Then you might love our metal building kits! These kits come with everything you’d find in our standard metal buildings, except you install them yourself!
This option is perfect for those that possess handyman skills and a desire to complete a project yourself.
Shed Girls is dedicated to making sure that anyone can be the proud owner of their very own metal building. No matter their budget! To this, we offer a series of great financing options, including financing through Hearth up to 100 thousand dollars. This choice requires minimal credit checks and can give you same-day approval!
Additionally, if standard financing isn’t your cup of tea, we offer a fantastic rent-to-own program for structures up to 20 thousand dollars, depending on the manufacturer and the region you live.
No matter your finances and budget, we want to put you in the metal structure of your dreams!
It doesn’t matter whether you’re searching for a new place to store your vehicle or you’re ready to finally dive into that new restaurant or retail store; metal buildings are some of the most affordable construction options available. These buildings are incredibly strong, quickly installed, and made to last for decades. It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking for a small mower shed or a large barndominium; we have the skills and dedication to get it done right!
So what’s stopping you? Give us a call today at +1 (504) 565-7467 and let our expert team of building specialists design, customize, and build your custom metal building!
When purchasing a metal building, you’ll inevitably come across several burning questions. And we want to help! So we’ve collected some of the most commonly asked questions and answered them:
Yes! Our Vertical and A-Frame roof designs add a ton of traditional flavor to your structure. And combined with our extensive customizability, you can make your building look like anything.
Here at Shed Girls, we don’t handle the insulation process. However, once your building has been installed, they are easily augmented with insulation, allowing you to completely change the interior of your space from a metal building into a finished room.
Absolutely! Unlike wooden alternatives that are responsible for significant deforestation, steel is more easily sourced and can be completely recycled at the end of its life. When facing off against one another, steel beats wood every time!
Yes! Depending on the size of your structure, our premium metal building kits come with everything you’d need to put up your building yourself!
Yes! We’ll use one of several different anchor options when we install your building, depending on your chosen foundation. These anchors are rated at various levels for keeping your structure soundly in place.